T. Gundersen, Maria1; Lloyd, Richard3; Tufvesson, Pär2; Woodley, John2
1 Center for Process Engineering and Technology, Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark2 Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, Technical University of Denmark3 Dr. Reddy’s Chirotech Technology Centre
Synthesis of p-Br-1-phenylethylamine
Herein we describe a novel rational approach to the design of a ω-transaminase process such that it will fulfill criteria necessary for industrial use. By first determining the fundamental properties of the reaction system, it is possible to suggest appropriate process strategies that may be used to overcome any unfavorable parameters. The ω-transaminase is used as a model system because it is an important enzyme class and developing a systematic methodology would have significant value.
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1st International Symposium on Transaminase Biocatalysis, 2013